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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyTue Dec 29, 2015 12:38 am

Here are two of the first cigars I've rolled myself a few days ago.  Not the prettiest but not too bad.  I've smoked both of them.  Both have a CT Broadleaf binder and Cameroon wrapper.  One is just Dominican Seco filler and the other is just Nicaraguan Seco filler.  I'm just testing out all the fillers and using the same binder and wrapper combo so I know that any differences are because of the filler.  So I'm test testing in addition to the ones mentioned CT Broadleaf, Brazilian Habano Viso, Cameroon Seco, Colombian Seco, PA Viso and Seco, Dominican Volado, Indonesian Sumatra Seco, Nicaraguan Viso and Ligero, Honduran Seco, Viso, and Ligero and Indonesian Kasturi. Then it'll be one to testing binders and wrapper.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyTue Dec 29, 2015 2:35 am

Now, keep in mind that I don't know jack about cigars, but those look darn good to me!
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RDPipes

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyTue Dec 29, 2015 7:52 am

I'm with Piff, if they didn't explode in your face I'd say your good to go sir. Wink
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyTue Dec 29, 2015 7:25 pm

Twist 'em and light 'em, it's the only way to be sure!!

Pretty though........
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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyTue Dec 29, 2015 8:16 pm

Well, the caps are a little rough looking but the rest looks pretty good. Nice and even. Be interesting to hear how they smoke.


Cheers,

RR

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ZeroContent

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Age : 37
Location : Swanzey, NH
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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyTue Dec 29, 2015 10:16 pm

So far i've smoked 4 cigars with different fillers and I've semi-blind (not referencing my notes on the cigars tasting) all the fillers by themselves.  Here are my tasting notes.

All are CT broadleaf binder with a Cameroon wrapper.

Dominican Seco Cigar: Sweet tobacco, slight cocoa and cream notes. Very light touch of spicy heat.  Hint of anise on the finish.

Dominican Seco filler alone: Slight sweetness with a soapy taste.  Little bit of spicy heat. Touch of anise on the finish.

Dominican Ligero Cigar: White pepper and a medium spicy heat.  Touch of earth.  Little bit of sweetness.

Dominican Ligero filler alone: Pepper and a medium pepper heat.  Touch of earth.  Slight soapy taste

Nicaraguan Seco Cigar: Sweet cream with a touch of white pepper, earth and a little bit of cocoa.  Very light spicy heat.  Long sweet finish with a slight cooling sensation like you'd get from menthol.
(note from my notes, just in this post.  I really enjoyed this cigar.  It was actually very sweet and creamy.)

Nicaraguan Seco filler alone: Roasted earth.  Little bit of spicy heat and a touch of sweetness.

CT Broadleaf Cigar: Little bit of sweetness but not much else.

CT Broadleaf filler alone: Almost no flavor at all.  Just tobacco smoke.

So from my cigar notes to my filler alone notes, I'm thinking the Cameroon wrapper is providing a good deal of the sweetness that I'm tasting since the fillers alone are not that sweet.  I've always liked Cameroon wrapped cigars in general.  Only downside is the wrappers are small and barely cover a 5x48 cigar but I like that size so it works for me since you get the most leaves per pound  over 100 so that means 200 cigar wrapper for 32 bucks.  Get me about a 50 minute smoke.  All of the cigars I rolled burned well.  No tunneling or runs.  I'm still trying to get more consistent on the bunching so the draws are better some have been too loose and some a little tight. Obviously getting the caps done better needs work too.  Since I have a whole pound of Cameroon wrappers on the way I'll probably just start cutting the flag and the caps out of a different leaf since there isn't enough left over after applying the wrapper.

The blend I rolled today but will be a few days before smoking: Filler equal parts Dom Seco and Ligero and nic seco.  CT binder and Cameroon wrapper.  

All other fillers should be arriving tomorrow or Thursday.  I do have CT Shade, maduro, and med broadleaf wrappers to try as well.

Tonight's tasting left overs:
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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyFri Jan 01, 2016 9:46 pm

Improving my technique. Getting there.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyFri Jan 01, 2016 11:10 pm

Those look fantastic. I'd imagine that getting the cap right and the draw consistent would be the biggest challenges. Nice work..
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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 12:02 am

So when do we see Zero Content cigars on the market with flashy boxes and what not?

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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 12:24 am

puros_bran wrote:
So when do we see Zero Content cigars on the market with flashy boxes and what not?  


While that would be awesome. The legal BS is mind boggling. I looked up the regulation out of curiosity. Like what if i want to make just like 600 cigars are year available for sale? It's a friggin' nightmare. At an end cost of $6 a stick, You'd have to sell like 3000 a year just to break even from government fees and taxes and required record keeping and material costs. Stupid government.
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tslots

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 1:36 pm

Better to just go the back door / off the books / grey market route and just "gift" via the various tobacco forums in exchange for "donations".

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.  

Cool
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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 1:48 pm

tslots wrote:
Better to just go the back door / off the books / grey market route and just "gift" via the various tobacco forums in exchange for "donations".

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.  

Cool

Very Happy

Got all my filler test cigars rolled and drying.  
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 2:50 pm

So you found some Virgins ? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Their work looks real good !! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 8:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 8:20 pm

ZeroContent wrote:
Improving my technique. Getting there.

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Yes. You are definitely getting there on the cap technique. Looks almost as good as many production stogies. In fact better than a few I've had the (dis)pleasure of smoking!

Pretty interesting hobby you got going on there!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 8:52 pm

ZeroContent wrote:
puros_bran wrote:
So when do we see Zero Content cigars on the market with flashy boxes and what not?  


While that would be awesome.  The legal BS is mind boggling.  I looked up the regulation out of curiosity.  Like what if i want to make just like 600 cigars are year available for sale?  It's a friggin' nightmare.  At an end cost of $6 a stick,  You'd have to sell like 3000 a year just to break even from government fees and taxes and required record keeping and material costs.  Stupid government.


This...........
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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyFri Jan 08, 2016 10:36 pm

Getting closer.  Pros on the left, mine on the right.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptyFri Jan 08, 2016 10:39 pm

Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 09, 2016 12:35 am

Looks great! But looks are secondary. As long as the cigar has an easy draw, burns well and has good flavor, it could look like a turd and still be enjoyable.
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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: My First Cigars I Rolled Myself   My First Cigars I Rolled Myself EmptySat Jan 09, 2016 12:59 am

tslots wrote:
Looks great!   But looks are secondary.  As long as the cigar has an easy draw, burns well and has good flavor, it could look like a turd and still be enjoyable.

So far everything I've rolled with all long filler has been pretty good. Some a little too loose, some a little too tight but nothing horrible. I've made some cuban sandwiches with scraps, those are too tight or haven't dried out enough yet, they're still a little spongy in the middle so I think they're still wet inside so they're still drying outside of the humidor.

So far my favorite has been cameroon wrapper with CT Broadleaf binder and Nicaraguan Seco filler. All my test smokes should be ready to start tasting next week so then I'll start blending after I get a feel for each leaf on their own.
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